Before the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has made a big announcement. Baghel announced that if Congress comes to power in the state, the loans of farmers will be waived off. CM Baghel posted on the social media platform ‘X’ (formerly Twitter) and said that as soon as Congress comes to power, like before, this time too we will waive off the loans of farmers.

While promising loan waiver, Baghel said in the meeting that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not yet made a single announcement for farmers, laborers, youth and women. During this, CM Baghel also reminded the promise of caste census made by Rahul Gandhi. Reminding Priyanka Gandhi’s promises, Baghel said that poor people will be given houses. We have said that whether the central government gives our share or not, Chhattisgarh government will build houses for the poor.

Baghel said that we have already announced that we will buy 20 quintals per acre of paddy from the farmers. A lot of guarantees still have to be given. I have come in Shakti, worshipers of Shakti are sitting here. Sakti aims to empower the farmer. He said that I am announcing through the platform that like farmers’ loans were waived off in the past, form the government again and farmers’ loans will be waived off.

This announcement of the Chief Minister is being considered important before the assembly elections in the state. Even before the 2018 elections in the state, Congress had promised to waive off loans as soon as the government is formed. It is believed that only after this announcement of Congress, the party got the support of the farmers and returned to power in the state after 15 years.

Voting will be held in the state in two phases on November 7 and 17. The two big political parties of the state, Congress and BJP, have not yet released the manifesto. Congress formed the government in the 2018 assembly elections by winning 68 out of 90 seats. BJP was reduced to 15 seats. JCC (J) had got five seats and BSP two seats in the state. At present Congress has 71 MLAs.